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Before You Read You Chewed

Hey everyone!  I have a new layout for you featuring items from the Things That Shine Fall Kits and Pops of Color.

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I went down in size to 8.5 x 11 for this one.  I really enjoyed working in a smaller format.  My page is about my son’s love of reading that started when he was a baby and this size really feels like a page out of a story book.  My son is twelve now so I bet you’ve guessed I don’t scrap chronologically.  I usually scrapbook what I’m inspired to do; what I feel like scrapping.  I view all my many many photos as source material.  The thing I liked about scrapping this baby photo was the perspective I got just looking at this photo of my son chewing on a fabric book and thinking about how he has always loved books and how they are so very important to him.

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Here is something totally fun I did.  I used the Electric Blue fine glitter from the Pop of Color in Electric Blue mixed it with Ranger glossy gel medium and pull it through a JBS stencil on the vintage book pages.  You can see in the full layout that I stacked these book pages from the Sweet Fox Teal & Twill kit horizontally behind the photo.  The 3 gold photo corners are included in the Leaves are Falling kit.

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Isn’t this bear the cutest!  It is one of many little fall dimensional stickers that come in The Start of Something New kit.  The white tag with the strip of yellow at the bottom is from the Pop of Color in Neon Yellow.

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On bottom half of this kraft tag from The Start of Something New kit I stacked these darling buttons from the Leaves are Falling Kit.  I love how the dots on the blue button relates back to the dots on the book in the photo.

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I made a pattern with these neon yellow gems from the Pop of Color in Neon Yellow.  They really do “pop” layered on top of this muted aqua vintage ephemera.

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I thought this “date taken” Maggie Holmes stamp was the perfect addition to the this layout, since the photo is older but the journaling includes current thoughts.  I just stamped it with JBS weather vane ink, cut it out, and attached it with an office supply paper clip.

Thank you so much for checking out my latest creation!!!  I’m truly grateful to be able to share it with you!  Visit Ashley’s Things That Shine shop for all the items you see here and many more lovely kits and bits.

See ya soon with more fun artsy stuff.

xox

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In the Driver’s Seat

Hey everyone!!  Today I’m sharing a new baby layout made with various items from Things That Shine Kits and Bits.

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I used these blue alphas from BasicGrey to create the title and dotted the eye with a tiny gold star from the Things That Shine embellishment pack Pop of Color in Neon Pink.  I painted this Things That Shine die cut star label with light blue acrylic paint, tucked it under a piece of book page from the kit packaging and layered it over a wood veneer flag tag from the Leaves are Falling kit.

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Here’s a fun layered embellishment I made with washi tape from Things That Shine, which Ashley sells by the foot.  I roughly cut out the FUN label and stuck that down as my base and began to layer on top.  I cut this little flag tag trimmed in light blue from another Things That Shine washi tape, then stuck it on a piece of white paper and then it cut out again.

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I layered some of the book pages that Ashley uses in the kit packaging under the photo creating a bundle that I tied up with seam binding from the Leaves are Falling kit.

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A cute tiny little light blue clothes pin from the Happy Day kit used to hold on a couple of stars.

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And the little stars themselves.  The yellow star comes from the A Love story kit and the red star comes from the Pop of Color in Red embellishment pack.  You can find these gold foil mini tags sprinkled throughout Ashley’s kits and bits or you can purchase the tags in gold and silver by themselves.  They are just awesome for showcasing little items.

Visit Ashley Calder and the Things That Shine here and see what she has in store for you!  I know she has an amazing limited edition Halloween kit to scrap all those Halloween photos you just took or have taken in the past.  So go and check out that spooky goodness!!!

Thanks soooo much for stopping by and I’ll see ya soon!!!  🙂

****For more inspiration and fun things to look at you can follow me on Pinterest.****

 

 

A Bundled Up Baby

Hey guys!  I’m here today, bringing you a cozy Things That Shine layout using the Leaves are Falling kit.

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Here’s my little guy, just 5 months old, all bundled up in his stroller and getting some fresh air.

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This soft blue double bow was made from seam binding layered over a wood veneer flag tag and topped with a gold fabric leaf all from the kit.

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Also in the kit are a beautiful array of soft blues and greenish doilies that I tucked behind the photo and embellishments.

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I love this large label trimmed with aqua blue that comes in the kit.  It really sets off the photo from the background.  About the background…I used this blue floral paper from Crate Paper, but wanted to tone it down.  I tried layering a sheet of white tissue paper over it which is actually from the kit packaging (along with a beautiful ribbon and tag), which Ashley so neatly and beautifully wrapped up the contents of the kit in.  I stitched the tissue on in a quilt like manner and was pleasantly surprised with the blankety feel the background has.  I also used gold photo corners from the kit to finish off the layout.

You can get your own Leaves are Falling kit and other beautiful and unique kits and bits at Things That Shine.

Have a wonderfully creative day and I will see you back here soon!!!!  🙂

 

Find Your Toes and Kick

Hey guys!!!  I’m here today to share with you a new layout made with Things That Shine Kits and Bits.  For this page I’m still back in baby land and I am enjoying being there.  I think my son kinda loves it too.

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Here are some details:

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Yummy Neon Yellow fine glitter from the Things That Shine Pop of Color Embellishment Pack in Neon Yellow.  I brushed on some thick strokes of matte gel medium and then sprinkled on the glitter.  After it dried, I used more gel medium to apply the title letters over the somewhat bumpy surface.

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I painted this exclusive die cut ampersand from Things That Shine with Gold Color Shine mist.  Ashley sells wonderful cut file designs, but also sells die cuts for those of us that have yet to get a cutting machine.  I love they way the Color Shine mist goes on thicker and thinner in some places when brushed on.  It give the die cut a real painterly feel.

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I layered this last part of the title over the photo and a yellow striped bag from the Back to School kit.  The beautiful gold photo corners are from the Leaves are Falling kit.

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This yellow striped tag is also part of the Pop of Color Embellishment Pack in Neon Yellow.  I topped it with this fabric covered heart from the First Days of Summer kit and added a bit of wonky hand stitching with a few strands of white embroidery floss from the Celebrate Summer kit.

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This floppy seam binding bow was part of the Leaves are Falling kit packaging.  I just left it as is and tore the tag down to make a place to hold the date.  Another bit of gold; this washi tape date label is also from Ashley’s Thing That Shine etsy shop.  Did you know Ashley sells washi tape by the foot in her shop.  She has an awesome array of colors and designs.  You should definitely go check it out!

You can probably tell that I am having a ton of fun with Ashley’s Thing That Shine kits.  Look here to see what suits your fancy.

Thanks soooooo much for stopping by today!  I’m planning on a new In the Studio post, so meet me here at the end of the week for that.

Go forth and make your world shiney!  🙂

 

 

In the Studio…

Here’s what’s happening in the studio:

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A collage in the making-using a vintage book page from the Back to School kit from Things That Shine,

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seam binding bows and a leaf of gold on a new layout-from the Leaves are Falling kit from Things That Shine,

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garage sale finds-translation: new things to put in future projects(!),

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and re-reading an old art school requirement.

What’s happening in your studio??  I’d love to know!  Leave me comment and/or a link to your blog so I can check it out.

Now go have some fun with paint, paper, and pretty things!!  Meet back here at the beginning of next week for a new layout made with Things That Shine Neon Yellow Glitter!!!  🙂

****For more inspiration and fun things to look at you can follow me on Pinterest.****

A Things That Shine Collage

Hi all!

The day is finally here.  The unveiling of my mystery project. 😉  Something has been creatively brewing for awhile and one of the main catalysis to finally make me “go for it” was when I received the new Things That Shine Fall Kits from Ashley.  These kits are so perfect for scrapbooking, card making, and other crafty pursuits, but the eclectic mix of awesome supplies where telling me to make a mixed media collage.  And so I did!

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I started on a gessoed 9×12 sheet of watercolor paper.  Layered on paint and collaged on this book page from the Back to School kit.

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I attached this charming little paper airplane charm from the Back to School kit with white embroidery floss from the Celebrate Summer kit.

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I penciled out the “A” stencil and painted around it with raw umber acrylic paint.  I created the frame with strips I cut from a fabric tape that came from the Little Boy Fox kit.

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And here is a closer look.  The fabric was originally a cream color with brown flowers.  I first painted on classic teal then cream paint.  Then I heighted the color with a teal Caran d’Arche Neocolor.  I used the same Neocolor crayon to write the word “lesson”. [and here I’ll say that the in reality the teals in this piece are a little more toward the greenish side]

DSCN4112After I stenciled the “2”, I in-lined it with various colored pencils so it would be more defined.

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I used this altered label holder to contain the label maker “learned”.  The label holder was a shiney black plastic that I first painted with raw umber paint and then dry brushed on some gold.  Here you can see a bit of the teal seam binding I used on the bottom and left side of the collage.  This seam binding along with a variety of other bluey tealy colors come  from the Falling Leaves kit.

So there you have it.  A Lesson to Be Learned; the first collage I’ve done without family photos in years.  I am so inspired to make more collages along side my scrapbook layouts.  Check out Ashley’s Things That Shine Etsy shop and see where inspiration and your own creativity takes you!  Also, don’t miss Ashley’s new offer of free shipping with the purchase of three fall kits!!

For more information and how to’s in creating collages and mixed media scrapbook pages I would like to recommend these books that have really helped me to take off on this new creative journey.

Have a super fun artsy day and (if all goes as planned) meet me here at the end of this week for a new “In the Studio” post!  🙂

**Linked up to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Challenge: Falling in love with…(fall colors and fall kits) and Paper Issues New Issue: You’re sew cute, you keep me in stitches.

With Granny

Hi everyone!!

Today I am bringing to you a new Things That Shine layout.  I have to tell you the more I work with Ashley’s kits the more inspired I become.  I was planning to say that this is my favorite layout to date, but I actually have a new layout in the works that is fast becoming my new favorite.  That’s a good thing right…to always love the project you are currently working on the most!!  🙂  For this layout I used items from these Things That Shine kits: Celebrate Summer, Spring Showers, and Leaves are Falling.

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I went back in time for this layout.  This is a photo of my mom holding my son.  They both look younger, LOL! (Sorry Mom!)  I just love my son’s serious face and my mom’s apparent joy.

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Two sweet birds, a cross stitch rose, polka dots, and a doily…these Things That Shine really emphasize the theme of grandson and granny,

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with thoughts of love,

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and cause for celebration.

And now for a DIY photo corner:

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Just trim off the corner of any envelope with patterned scissors and slide the new fabulous corner over the photo!

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See!!!

Thanks for joining me today for this post that started out the same, but ended a bit different.  For all these lovely goodies please visit Ashley Calder’s Esty Shop Things That Shine.  When you receive items from Ashley you will feel like a special gift has come your way.  So treat yourself to a wonderful package of beautiful fun!

I have a mystery project in the works that is just about finished and I will share it here soon, so stay tuned!

Have a happy day and go make stuff!!  🙂

**Linked up to Paper Issues new issue, you’re sew cute you keep me in stitches.